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Re: [PATCH] Do not show disabled repos.



On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 07:45:49PM -1000, David Cantrell wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 09:21:51PM -0800, Jesse Keating wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-11-19 at 00:17 -0500, Chris Lumens wrote:
> > > 
> > > Also really the only time we can ever get testing on this is if it's
> > > enabled on a release.  If we always say "oh it still doesn't work,
> > > disable it for release" then we'll never actually get it into a working
> > > state.
> > 
> > You can get testing on this at any time you want.  All it takes is a
> > special fedora-release and a special pungi call.  These things take all
> > of about an hour to do.  Or it you could have tested any one of the
> > alpha/beta/snapshot/prereleases that had media since they all would have
> > the rawhide box to check, which would emulate having the updates box at
> > release time.
> > 
> > Claiming that you could only test at release time doesn't work here.
> 
> Rather than pointing fingers at each other, we should probably work on adding
> this particular situation in to the F-11 test plan.  I'm sure the QA guys are
> looking for some more work.  :)
> 
> > Of course, my suggestion of throwing it out isn't exactly helpful.  My
> > patch tries to minimize the possibility of users shooting themselves in
> > the foot for the F10 release, so that something better can be achieved
> > in the F11 release.  It's really too bad we have so little options at
> > this point, but it is what it is.
> 
> I understand what you're trying to do, but here's my mindset at this point for
> F-10 anaconda:
> 
>    - Does the issue prevent people from installing?
>    - If yes, make a patch, test the hell out it, have the team review it,
>      get it in.
>    - If no, it's too late for F-10.
> 
> Really, I just hate the last minute changes that we've done to anaconda in the
> past.  There's almost always something that slips in at the last minute and a
> new failure shows up and we're playing the holy-crap-fix-it game at the very
> end of the release cycle.  I just want to avoid that entirely by sticking with
> the blocker/non-blocker concept, so I just consider this one non-blocker.
> Installs still proceed.


How about creating a new fedora-rawhide subpackage of fedora-release 
to hold the rawhide repo files and don't install that by default?


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